Hillsborough: Volunteers Needed for Trail Maintenance at Sourland Mountain Preserve

September 12, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Rangers and the Volunteer Park Patrol need volunteers to assist with trail maintenance projects Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Sourland Mountain Preserve off East Mountain Road.

With the cooperation of the Jersey Off Road Bicycling Association, (JORBA), Rangers and volunteers have been performing trail maintenance at the Sourland Mountain ...

Fun and Games for the Kids & Adults - Naturally

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge has scheduled the following Naturalist-led programs to help children and adults enjoy the wonders of nature in Somerset County:


Young Explorers Club.,Mondays, Sept. 11, 18, and 25 from 10:30-11:30 a.m., children age infant to 5 with a parent ...

Rutgers Predicts Record Ragweed Season

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ragweed season has begun in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area with the sighting of the first grain of pollen on August 17 by Leonard Bielory, M.D., National Allergy Bureau-certified pollen counting station and a specialist in allergy and immunology with the Rutgers Center of Environmental Prediction at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

The major ...

View Solar Eclipse at RVCC Planetarium


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Safety Tips for Monday's Solar Eclipse

BRANCHBURG NJ - The public anxiously awaits Monday's solar eclipse.  It will be the first solar eclipse in the United States since 1979.  Safety is extremely important for all eclipse viewers.  

Kevin Schindler, Planetarium associate and technician at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium offers some expert advice.

"Never look directly at the ...

RVCC Planetarium Is The Place to Be for Viewing the Solar Eclipse

BRANCHBURG NJ - The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium staff is busy preparing for a total Solar Eclipse on Aug.21, the first time in 99 years that the U.S. will experience a coast-to-coast total Solar Eclipse.

While the “Path of Totality” for complete viewing of the Solar Eclipse will run diagonally across the country from Oregon to South Carolina, New Jersey ...

Learn About the Mysterious and Majestic Monarch Butterfly

FAR HILLS, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Leonard J. Buck Garden has scheduled a program on  “The Magical Mysterious Monarch” on Thursday,  Aug.  24 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Leonard J. Buck Garden, 11 Layton Road .

Scientists have long researched the wanderings of monarch butterflies to determine the destination of the large numbers seen during the ...

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